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I would like to be able to view the scene from each light’s POV. Is this possible in a simple way, without having to parent a camera to each light and look through each camera?

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Non-Camera objects including lamps can be used as cameras objects in Blender.

Select the light you want and make it the active camera (CtrlNumpad 0), then manipulate it as you would a camera for positioning / rotation / etc...

You may also want to enable Lock Camera to View, so you can use regular view manipulation to place the camera.

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